Aston Martin Announces Le Mans Return With Factory Hypercar

A computer render of Aston Martin's Valkyrie Le Mans Hypercar

Aston Martin has introduced that it’s going to lastly be bringing the Valkyrie to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The British producer can be reviving the shelved venture to enter the legendary French endurance race. The Le Mans Hypercar rules had been crafted three years in the past to draw automakers with the chance to race automobiles much like their highest-performance road-going fashions within the prime class, however nobody opted to go that route.

Aston Martin can be partnering with Coronary heart of Racing, the group based by online game magnate Gabe Newell, to race the LMH Valkyrie within the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship beginning in 2025. Coronary heart of Racing has been related to the British automaker for the previous couple of seasons. The group gained IMSA’s GTD class championship final yr with a Vantage GT3 and expanded its operations to WEC this yr.

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Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin’s govt chairman, stated in an announcement:

“We now have been current at Le Mans for the reason that earliest days, and thru these superb endeavours we succeeded in successful Le Mans in 1959 and our class 19 occasions over the previous 95 years. Now we return to the scene of these first triumphs aiming to jot down new historical past with a racing prototype impressed by the quickest manufacturing automobile Aston Martin has ever constructed.”

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Regardless of Coronary heart of Racing transferring as much as the highest class, Aston Martin additionally introduced that it will construct a brand new Vantage-based racer compliant with the brand new LMGT3 rules. In 2020, the automaker introduced that it was suspending its LMH program to deal with its fledgling F1 group. Now, growth is on the playing cards with its large newly-opening racing headquarters.

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